Hotels have begun considering closing their pools temporarily to avert a possible flood of private lawsuits over noncompliance with new rules on pool lifts. "The enforcement is going to be by litigation," said Kevin Maher, senior vice president of governmental affairs for AH&LA. Members of the hotel industry continue to question the Justice Department's ruling to require fixed pool lifts. "Everybody is committed to buying a portable pool lift. That is not in dispute. The challenge is, why does it need to be permanent?" Best Western CEO David Kong asked.
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